Four men convicted of sexual offences - Buckinghamshire

25/04/2014

Four men were convicted at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, 22 April 2014, of a string of sexual offences against a teenage girl in Buckinghamshire.

The four were convicted of a total of 20 sexual offences, which occurred between December 2011 and July 2012, when the victim was aged 14.

The details are as follows:

Nazakat Mahmood, aged 28, of Batchelors Way, Chesham, was convicted of seven counts of sexual activity with a child, and two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Ghulfaraz Nawaz, aged 27, of Benham Close, Chesham, was convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a child.

Haroon Rauf, aged 30, of Drakes Close, Amersham, was convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a child, and one count of assault by beating.

Omar Sharif, aged 25, of Brockhurst Road, Chesham, was convicted of six counts of sexual activity with a child.

The convictions came at the end of a three-week trial, during which the court heard how the men forced the girl to perform sex acts on them and pressured her into having sex on a number of occasions.

After Mahmood, Nawaz and Rauf were arrested, Sharif contacted the girl and threatened to undermine her statement. He then blackmailed her into having sex with him.

The men denied the claims, saying they had not had any sexual activity with the girl and had believed she was 17-years-old.

All four men have been remanded in custody and will be sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday, 27 June 2014.